Founded in 1932, Bally Technologies, Inc. received a unanimous recommendation for an interactive gaming supplier license from Nevada’s three-member Gaming Control Board on Wednesday of this week. Bally Technologies is the first company to receive a recommendation from the Gaming Control Board since Nevada adopted regulations legalizing online gaming.
A day later, International Game Technology, or IGT, became the second company to receive such a recommendation from the Gaming Control Board. If Nevada’s Gaming Commission approves the Control Board’s recommendations of Bally and IGT when it meets later this month, both companies will receive licenses from the state. And both companies will then have to have their technology tested by third parties, referred to as Independent Testing Labs.
If everything proceeds as expected, Bally Technologies and IGT may soon be able to partner with brick-and-mortar casinos to enable those establishments to offer Internet gaming to Nevada residents and visitors to the state. While Bally’s iGaming platform was developed to enable Nevada’s residents and tourists to enjoy playing poker on their computers and mobile devices, it was also made to support other types of Internet gaming, including table games, bingo and video slots, in the event such online gaming becomes legal in the future.